Christmas Giving with Genesis Global

toys and toiletries blanketed the altar of Genesis Global to be given to Puget Sound families in need. Our community celebrates Christmas by supporting our neighbors. We wrapped hundreds of gifts, laughed, shared stories and assigned toys to children we will meet Saturday at our music and art filled celebration. So, this Christmas, my intention is to REALLY fill my …

Sotheby’s; Align for Art & Architecture Event

Tacoma, WA. – An experiment merging high-end art and upscale waterfront real estate created a picturesque gallery setting for the work of Robbi Firestone, America’s premier contemporary portrait artist. At the invitation of Morrison House/Sotheby’s International Realty, Firestone displayed 12 of her “Spirit Capture” portraits in the parlor of a $3 million lakefront home in Lakewood that is listed for …

Art Today

What art did I see today? Well, right now I’m looking at a pastel from Mendocino, CA, an oil portrait by some artist, a Mexican weaving, and African fertility symbol, silver from Johannesburg, leather from Florence, Italy, Egyptian pillows, metal work from Eastern WA, stone sculpture from Sedona and glass from here. This hat on Joseph I bought from Shamans …

Community as simple as ice cream

One person continues to inspire me in my neighborhood. Despite a little bout with a recent heart attack, he inspires a slow, steady, intelligent stride toward cohesive community where none existed in the midst of former urban decay. By creating a coalition of the most passionate, open hearted business owners and residents, we meet monthly, and plan gatherings. We plant …

Ebb, Flow…= Receiving

Today I’m kickin’ back and savoring life. Why? I’m recently engaged and deeply in love. Committed to the man of my dreams. (I refused to settle!) I’ve found a Paradise town… sweet, rural…to raise our family while riding horses, reading books outdoors all year long, and hiking in the sun. I’m enjoying my body as a woman, my physical strengths …

Create the Life YOU Desire

Artists often ask me… “How do I ‘make it’ as a professional artist?” Smiling to myself and not looking forward to their reaction, I repeat my most authentic reply, “Take business classes.” I wish it were a sexier answer, an answer that a free spirited, gifted, wonderful Cultural Creative would love to hear. Yet this week alone, I spent hours …

The Northwest Witch of November

Two nights ago, the NorthWest Witch of November rattled my studio windows.  She blew over a 70 pound potted plant on my terrace.  She pulverized the cobalt blue, terra-cotta urn; exposed a grid of tightly woven root.  This beautiful, white flowering bush, bound on all sides by this vessel, badly needed transplant.  Completely oblivious, I enjoyed its feather white beauty, hummingbirds, fragrance…I appreciated …

Soldier for Life, My Daddy

My Dad leaned a 20 foot ladder against the house. A robin built her nest on the top of the ladder. Each spring she hatches 2 sets of eggs. He’s not moved the ladder in 3 years. Dad bought a new ladder. (PS. Notice the angels behind him?)

Art as Investment

“Banks fall over, art triumphs,” former Royal Academy chief Norman Rosenthal told the Guardian newspaper. Charles Dupplin, an art expert at specialist insurers Hiscox, said the sale was “another landmark and astounding day for the art market in a year that has seen many long-standing records demolished, despite the gloomy world economy.” But some remained unimpressed  

Passionate, Turbulent: New Eyes for Art

Yesterday my nephew, Dakota, and I visited the Museum of Glass & Hot Shop, Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, Traver Gallery and Washington State Historical Museum. He’s 16. Cody likes cars, hunting, my Iphone and Seen Babes. How was this young man able to spend so much time in ‘Art World’ with me? I simply asked him to go. He said, “Yeah. …